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Book recommendations about the Prophet (pbuh) and Imams (as)

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I have rarely picked up a gripping Islamic book. The issue is that most Islamic books tend to be poor translations or too textbook like. Also, the books about the Prophet and Imams don't tend to contain many biographical elements but typically tend to touch on generic hadiths whilst complimenting and praising these wonderful personalities without any justification. I want to learn about their up-bringing, childhoods, challenges, struggles, relationships, encounters etc.

I would appreciate any book recommendations that you have read and enjoyed as a native- English speaking person considering my comments above. Feel free to recommend books that are not necessarily about the holy personalities.

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23 minutes ago, HopefulBeliever said:

I want to learn about their up-bringing, childhoods, challenges, struggles, relationships, encounters etc

This! The Fourteen Infallibles by Dr.Ammar Nakshwani. Precise, easy to read, interesting and full of facts and information.

Also

https://www.al-islam.org/restatement-history-islam-and-muslims-sayyid-ali-ashgar-razwy

Haven't read it yet, but highly recommended by someone whose opinion I respect. It's next on my list. 

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This book:

Prophet Muhammad (A Young Adult's Guide to the Early History of Islam) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KXLVH8J/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_api_i_OyOnCb2GS5H79

 

Also this series on Twelve Imams (as):

The Lives of the Twelve (Part One) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K4BRS7V/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_api_i_XAOnCb3SFJ1VT

 

Disclaimer: I authored the first one. The second one (it’s a translation and so far translated up to the 6th Imam) is my new favorite now a days. 

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